On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, 15 elementary school students showed up for the Suumer Tournament.  Deep thinkers attend this tournament from grades 1st up through 5th grade to compete against the strongest competition scholastic chess has to offer. This event is one of the strongest events to help your child prepare for the official level competition.  Several students in Class A were one of talented youngsters rated over the 1100 mark in the Japan Chess Association.

Students in Tokyo Bilingual Chess Club are being taught by the top chess trainers in the world. It is absolutely astounding that we have access to these talented coaches. Students have been rapidly improving since taking lessons. 

With so many players in the tournament, many scores were tied. Tiebreaks resolved all the exciting matches and the winner can be found in the table below:

Class A: Ryo Chen with 5.0/5.0

Class A: Aarushi Deo with 3.5/5.0

Class A: Sayak Chowdhury with 3.0/5.0

Class A: Aki Hasegawa with 3.0/5.0



Class B: Shinya Morita with 3.0/5.0

Class B: Yuki Yamaguchi with 3.0/5.0

Class B: Tomoaki Nakaoka with 1.5/5.0

Class B: Jayden Tan with 1.5/5.0

Ryo Shiomi, a former Japan champion, has stopped by during the tournament to present torophies to winners. Remember!  Even though we love rewarding all our top players for their chess excellence, we reward everyone who comes and we acknowledge all our players and think they are just the bees-knees for coming out, challenging themselves, enjoying chess and having a great day of family and community chess fun! 

The next big tournament will be Fall 2018.  Everyone who works at Tokyo Biligual Chess Club has been involved with organizing and running tournaments. If you are serious about providing your children with the best preparatory opportunities for the upcoming country events, consider attending this event. Getting good at something is never really easy but reward for mastering it is priceless.  Try and you will see!